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Scaphellina concinna Branson 1930 (clam)

Bivalvia - Trigoniida - Scaphellinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 125350

Alternative combinations: Scaphellina concinnus, Schizodus concinnus

Synonyms: Scaphellina bradyi Newell and Ciriacks 1962 (no. 125349), Scaphellina phosphoriensis Branson 1930 (no. 130984), Schizodus phosphoriensis Branson 1930 (no. 130983)

Belongs to Scaphellina according to N. D. Newell and D.W. Boyd 1975

Sister taxon: Scaphellina praeobscurus

Type specimens:

  • Scaphellina concinna: Its type locality is Bull Lake (Grandeur Mb), Cedar Ridge, Fremont County, which is in a Kungurian carbonate limestone in the Park City Formation of Wyoming
  • Scaphellina bradyi: MNA 62.6850, a valve (Right valve). Its type locality is Jones Crossing, East Clear Creek, which is in a Kungurian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Kaibab Formation of Arizona.
  • Scaphellina phosphoriensis: Its type locality is Red Creek, Fremont County, which is in a Capitanian marine limestone in the Park City Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: facultatively mobile infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 47.5 x 27.8, valve length 43.7